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Keeping Alive The Art Of Traditional Weapon Making

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3 Traditional Weapon Making Methods That Need To Be Kept Alive The cultural importance of weaponry is not to be underestimated and the art of crafting such tools should be kept alive for future generations.  Traditional weapon making is in danger of being lost forever if we do not preserve the knowledge that our forefathers…

Essex Worker Loses Eye While Inflating Tractor Tyre

Health and safety lapses lead to serious injury Accident at Essex-based agricultural machinery company highlights the importance of health and safety awareness in the workplace. Many people have a somewhat sceptical attitude towards health and safety. However, when it comes to the work place it’s a hugely important issue and, as a business owner, is…

Labworth Car Park Drainage Problems Are Causing Flooding

Councillors at Labworth car park on Canvey

The Problem Plaguing a Essex Seaside Area Once again Canvey Island is in the news for flooding problems. The latest is that of a Canvey Island car park that has been flooding regularly – and it’s not down to the sea or heavy rainfall. Local councillors have called for urgent work to be carried out at…

Inheritance Tax Changes Are Good News For Essex Homeowners

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Earlier this month it was confirmed changes will be put it place to raise the tax threshold to £1 million for married couples and civil partners leaving property. This is excellent news for home owners in Essex, a county where many large family homes are now approaching £1 million. David Johnson from Asset Wills explains how the news will affect the county.

Want To Extend Your Home in Essex? Know Your Rights

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Permitted Development Home Improvements – What You Can Do We have recently reported how property prices in Essex are continuing to rise as the county continues to be one of the most sought after in the country. The high cost of family homes in the region means that it is now cheaper to extend a…

Canvey Residents Struggling To Keep Drains Clear

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Homeowners unaware of responsibilities to maintain drainsMajor flooding issues on Canvey could have been added to by hundreds of residents failing to maintain drains on their own land. Many of these residents were completely unaware of any responsibility to do so in the first place. Riparian Landowners A resident who owns land next a river,…

Travellers Occupy Braintree Tennis Club and Football Club

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This morning BBC Essex reported the shocking news that a group of travellers had broken into Braintree football club and the neighbouring lawn tennis club and set up camp. The tennis club has been forced to close, potentiality cancelling kids holiday clubs as well as members sessions. A spokesperson for the tennis club said that floodlights…

Is Your Inheritance Safe?

Essex is home to some of the most expensive properties in the UK and there are many wealther families. However, as families become more dispersed and distant, there is an increasing problem of disputes over wills. Peter Collins from LFC Risk and Insurance, an Essex company that provides business and individuals with bespoke insurance and…

Semi-detached Homes Drive Property Price Rise In Essex

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The price of semi-detached homes rose at the fastest rate of any property type in England and Wales in the year to the end of April, according to the latest Land Register data.  The value of semis rose by 5.6% over the year, ahead of flats (up 5.4%) and detached homes (up 5.1%). Overall, property…

Southend Is The Most Pest-Free Place In The UK

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According to a study it seems that if you want to avoid vermin and insects, Southend is your best bet. The problems with pest control in the UK are getting worse. Areas like London and Birmingham are now hot spots for pests, while Southend-on-Sea had the lowest amount of reports between 2013 and 2014. Recent…